Is censorship ever effective? What methods do the Chinese government use to censor the internet? Why does the Chinese government believe in censorship, and why do so many people in … Continue reading “Internet Censorship in China” (Part 2/2) with Rongbin Han
What happens if you criticize the Chinese government on the internet? Can the government censor any opinion that it doesn’t like or is there a line which it cannot cross? … Continue reading “Internet Censorship in China” (Part 1/2) with James Griffiths
What laws exist in Bolivia to combat violence against women? Where did they come from? How are they used by the women that they exist to protect? In this episode … Continue reading “Violence Against Women and the Law in La Paz, Bolivia” with Dr. Ashley Rogers
In our panel discussion in collaboration with Right for Education (R:Ed) Oxford, our Africa Events Officers engage in conversation on the nature of extremism within Sub-Saharan Africa with experts Dr. … Continue reading Combatting Extremism in Sub-Saharan Africa
When we think about those who are involved in the drug trade in Latin America, we often think of men such as those featured on shows like Narcos and El … Continue reading “Women and the Drug Trade” with Dr. Elaine Carey
Diana Fox Carney is an Oxford alumna and an expert in development and climate policy. She is known globally for her work with a wide range of organisations, from UK … Continue reading “Climate and Development Policy” with Diana Fox Carney
Yemen is currently undergoing one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. The most recent conflict, which has now progressed for more than 6 years, has claimed many lives and continues … Continue reading “The Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen” with Mercy Corps policy advisor Jared Wright
Is foreign intervention an aid or a hindrance? In this panel, a wide range of domestic and international development experts discuss issues ranging from NGOs to industrialisation to China. We … Continue reading Foreign Intervention in Africa Panel
Is there more to development than economic growth? Why are East Asian countries experiencing worrying rates of depression and suicide despite their drastic improvements in GDP? In this episode, our … Continue reading “The Economics of Happiness in Asia” with Dr. Kent Schroeder and Prof. Jeremy Brooks
Since 2017, Venezuela has been in a social, political and economic crisis. Under the Nicolas Maduro regime, the country has experienced extreme hyperinflation and abuses on civilian human rights. The … Continue reading Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian: Venezuelan Migrants — Tragedy, Resilience and Hope
Dr. Lina AbiRafeh is the executive director of the Arab Institute for Women at the Lebanese American University. She specialises in working against gender based violence across the world. She … Continue reading “Gender Based Violence Across the World” with Dr. Lina AbiRafeh
Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) has recently gone from a reformist figure of the Middle East, praised by leaders worldwide, to a suspect in the murder of a journalist, raising questions … Continue reading “The Dark Side of the Middle East” with ‘Blood and Oil’ authors Bradley Hope and Justin Scheck
An Oxford University alumna, for undergraduate study Victoria read classics at Trinity College, she then undertook a Masters study at Oxford and, subsequently, a Roman Literature PhD at the University … Continue reading Dr Victoria Baines: Cybersecurity
Jean Bosco Iyacu: Development Finance — What Does Its Trajectory in Rwanda Indicate for the Future Ahead?
We are currently residing in an era wherein the critique of humanitarianism has become incredibly topical. Whether it be criticisms levied towards foreign aid, or humanitarian missions within the African … Continue reading Jean Bosco Iyacu: Development Finance — What Does Its Trajectory in Rwanda Indicate for the Future Ahead?
Thinking about a career in international development? There are loads of different areas and sectors that fall under the umbrella of international development, and many different career path possibilities! Here’s … Continue reading 2021 Guide to Careers in International Development
2020 stands out as a year of staggering political turbulence in the United States. With over 340,000 deaths from COVID-19 in 2020 alone, widespread Black Lives Matter protests and a … Continue reading Redlining: Structural Racism and Climate Injustice in the U.S.
“Can Development Policies Help Conserve Both Biological and Cultural Diversity?” with Prof. Laura Rival
In what sense can it be said that indigenous people are ecologists and poor people environmentalists? How are continuities and discontinuities between humans, living kinds and other objects in the … Continue reading “Can Development Policies Help Conserve Both Biological and Cultural Diversity?” with Prof. Laura Rival
On 11 February, 31 years ago, Nelson Mandela was liberated from his 27-year toil in prison. This climactic event would mark the beginning of the end for the Apartheid regime. … Continue reading 31 Years Later, South Africa’s Battle With Apartheid Is Not Yet Won
Farmers in India have been protesting against three farm acts passed by the Parliament of India in September 2020. But what exactly is going on? Narrated by Talha Islam and … Continue reading Farmers at War: A Short Introduction to India’s Agricultural Plight
Volunteering tourism – “voluntourism” – might be a popular choice among some gap year students, but could it be doing more harm than good? Based on an interview with Jasper … Continue reading Voluntourism: Gaining More Than You Give
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